If you can’t decide between french toast or a sandwich, this is the perfect recipe for you. A Monte Cristo sandwich is traditionally a ham and cheese sandwich where the bread is coated in a milk and egg batter before being pan fried. Then it’s topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Sometimes a Monte Cristo sandwich will also have a sweet preserves spread on the inside of the bread to really play up the sweet and savory pairing within the sandwich. My favorite thing about this sandwich is you can easily it make it with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving, but you can also use deli turkey and canned cranberry sauce if you’re craving this super tasty sandwich at any other time of the year.
Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- 4 thick slices French bread
- 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 1 cup cooked sliced turkey
- 2 slices white cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¾ cup milk or cream
- 2 eggs beaten
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
- Add the butter to a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
- Spread the cranberry sauce on each slice of the bread. Place a slice of the cheese on two pieces of the bread. Divide the turkey between both sandwiches and top with the remaining cranberry sauce slathered piece of bread.
- Add the milk and eggs to a shallow dish and whisk until combined. Dip both sides of the sandwich in the batter and place in the skillet.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of sandwiches and cut in half. Serve immediately.
This is one decadent sandwich. It’s rich, sweet, savory and super filling. To cut through the heaviness of this sandwich, I like to eat it with fresh fruit (like strawberries) or raw veggies like carrots. And you can never go wrong with a cripsy dill pickle spear.